The pandemic can make managing your high blood pressure more difficult. Prioritize these key steps to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range:
💊Take prescribed medications
❤️Check your blood pressure at home
🏃♀️Walk or exercise 30 minutes, 5 days a week
🍎Get good nutrition
Learn more about managing your blood pressure: https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/manage.htm
Prevent high blood pressure with these steps:
In May, we share our appreciation for past and present members of our U.S. military and their families. Thank you for your service.
Thank you Texas Military Department for your role in protecting Texas public health, especially during the #COVID19TX response. #MilitaryAppreciationMonth
In the comments, tag and thank family and friends who have served. 🇺🇸🎖️💜
Do you or a family member have asthma? It’s allergy season and high amounts of pollen in the air can cause asthma episodes. Those with asthma should:
🌼avoid triggers when possible
📝follow their asthma action plan
💊take all medications as prescribed
🔬learn more: dshs.texas.gov/asthma
Do you need an asthma action plan? Make yours here: dshs.texas.gov/asthma/overview.aspx
Hurricane season starts June 1st. Learn how to keep your asthma under control during a disaster: dshs.texas.gov/asthma/disasters.aspx
#COVID19TX update: https://bit.ly/3be7qbJ
With more data being reported, our dashboard now has two sections:
🔹Case data: https://bit.ly/3be7qbJ
🔹Testing and hospital data: https://bit.ly/3d7nNby
To switch between sections, click the link in the bottom right corner.
Take recommended steps to avoid getting or spreading COVID-19: dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus
↔️Stay 6 ft from others
😷Wear a face covering in public
👐Wash hands often
🧼Disinfect high-touch areas and objects
👉Don't touch your face with unwashed hands
🤒Stay home if sick
📝Follow Open Texas Checklists: gov.texas.gov/opentexas
Have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend Texas! Please follow the Governor's advice!
☑️Practice social distancing in public
☑️Wear a face covering in public
☑️Wash your hands regularly
For more info and steps to stop COVID-19, go to dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus
The best way to prevent COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed. You can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 with these actions:
• Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds.
• Avoid touching your face.
Stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak: https://bit.ly/38Wbhsw
K-12 schools determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials, whether and how to reopen or stay open, based on the unique needs and circumstances of the community. CDC offers considerations for this decision-making as well as guiding principles for protecting students, teachers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. See: https://bit.ly/3e3D9Oz
As communities reopen, it’s essential for parents and doctors to work together to make sure children continue to be protected from deadly vaccine-preventable diseases. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2h9y4M7
Are you in an area affected by flooding? Be aware that standing flood waters can also spread infectious diseases, bring chemical hazards, and cause injuries. Learn steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, and your home. http://bit.ly/2mphfia
Updated on May 27: More than 1.6 million COVID-19 cases have been reported in the United States, with 30 states reporting more than 10,000 cases. To help slow the spread:
-Wash hands often
-Stay 6 feet away from others when you are out and avoid groups
-Wear a cloth face covering if you are able
-Frequently clean and disinfect surfaces
-Stay home if you are sick
Much is unknown about how coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads. We believe it spreads mostly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when someone who is sick coughs, sneezes, or talks.
You can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 by taking daily precautions.
Learn how to protect yourself from coronavirus (COVID-19): https://bit.ly/37Ay6Cm
CDC provides technical assistance and resources to help state and local public health officials make decisions on keeping open or reopening K-12 schools. CDC considerations can help inform communities to help protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff and slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn more: https://bit.ly/39RLWS8